Now I just thought I would share with you that I will be back to reviewing books that are on my TBR list. I will aim for one a month, maybe two, depending on how things pan out. With writing, and editing too, and of course being back to work tomorrow.
I have started a few short stories, some old that need tweaking, some new, some from my ideas folder. I wonder if its the right thing to do, or is it frowned apon. Some authors suggest it, some state its a bad idea. I don't get why its a bad idea, surely more published work by an author is good. I don't know which way to turn, whose right, maybe neither are, maybe it could actually work out for me. I think it depends on the audience.
I read a while back a book, that at the time I had no idea, even from the blurb that is was a sample of the book, yes I was disappointed, as I had been pulled into the story. Did I buy the book, not yet. I did feel cheated by it, will I ever do that as an author, hell no.
If one of my readers wants to read a sample of a book, Amazon has that option. If I do any short stories, or a collection, they will all be stand alones. No characters popping in from my novels. Well I don't think I will, I can understand why they do it, maybe a novella is okay to do that.
What do you think about those that do this, sell the opening of a book with hopes you will buy the rest???